Understanding ADHD Title Adult Child
16 October

Mental Health Mondays: Understanding ADHD

Category: Adult Primary Care, Behavioral Health Services, Mental Health Mondays, Pediatrics

Approximately 11 percent of all children are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the disorder affects adults, too. With diagnoses on the rise, most have heard of ADHD. But do you really understand it?

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breast cancer awareness
13 October

Women: Prevent Breast Cancer. Get Your Mammogram.

Category: Adult Primary Care

October is breast cancer awareness month — and for good reason. After skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women and the second-leading cause of cancer death among women.

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Finding Joy After Tragedy
09 October

Mental Health Mondays: Finding Joy After Tragedy

Category: Adult Primary Care, Behavioral Health Services, Mental Health Mondays

After experiencing back-to-back trauma, everyday life weighed on Debra Odom like a ton of bricks. In 2008, she was the innocent victim of a drive-by shooting that left her body riddled with four gunshot wounds. And then, not long after, her mother died from the complications of multiple strokes. The physical and emotional pain of it all became too much to bear.

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HIV has spread zip code
05 October

HIV has spread in your zip code: Here’s what you need to know

Category: Adult Primary Care, HIV/STD Screening & Treatment, Public Affairs

One out of every 200 persons in Houston reports living with HIV, according to the Houston Health Department. The disease has reached epidemic levels in Houston, hitting certain zip codes hard.

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04 October

Improving the health of Legacy patients

Category: Adult Primary Care, Behavioral Health Services, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Public Health

“We’re constantly looking for ways to improve our patients’ health outcomes, not because it’s a policy mandate, but because it’s the right thing to do for our patients.” – Dr. Ann Barnes

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Venita Ray, second from the right, with members of ACT NOW: END AIDS Coalition at USCA
28 September

The United States Conference on AIDS 2017: A Recap

Category: Adult Primary Care, HIV/STD Screening & Treatment, LGBT, Public Affairs, Public Health

The United States Conference on AIDS (USCA), which just convened on September 7, was an informative event, once again this year. Expected changes in the Affordable Care Act, proposed cuts to Medicaid and health care delivery were some of the key issues of discussion.

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Childhood Obesity Month
26 September

September is childhood obesity month: Here’s what you should know to keep your child healthy

Category: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Public Health

September is childhood obesity month. And although the month is coming to a close, preventing childhood obesity is still a health-care priority.

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Sphygmometer
21 September

New Survey Reveals How Texans Feel About Health Care

Category: Adult Primary Care, Advocacy, Behavioral Health Services, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Public Affairs, Public Health

This week, Texas Medical Center released results of their “Nation’s Pulse” health care survey, which showed most consumers feel health insurance is important yet too expensive.

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21 September

People need to take the Graham-Cassidy bill seriously

Category: Advocacy, Public Affairs

The Graham-Cassidy bill decimates Medicaid, which millions of pregnant women, children, elderly, and the disabled rely on for their health needs.

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Post-Harvey Health
11 September

6 Ways to Protect Your Health after Harvey

Category: Adult Primary Care, Behavioral Health Services, Family Medicine, Public Health

Repairing your home and returning to your normal routine can place a toll on your body and mind. To stay healthy after Harvey, Dr. Ann Barnes, Legacy Community Health’s chief medical officer, offers the following tips.

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